Secret Asian Man

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Tia Chucha Press, 2000 - Poetry - 86 pages
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Secret Asian Man is a hilarious and poignant look at the immigrant experience. Ang Tunay na Lalaki (Tagalog for "The Real Man") is the Filipino Marlboro Man, a macho and bare-chested endorser of gin. But when he finds himself in New York City and auditioning as a bit actor, disillusionment quickly sets in: he realizes he, an Asian man, will never be a sex symbol in America. Fortunately for him, adventure ensues.

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User Review  - Iskul Bukul - Goodreads

I have read this book over and under and it has changed my life. It is full of mystery and allusions to Philippine culture as well as western deeds and misdeeds. Carbo is a poetic genius beyond compare. Read full review

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User Review  - Chary - Goodreads

Being a filipino, this book of poetry is awesome and halariously on point! Read full review


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About the author (2000)

Carbo received a NYFA/New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Gregory Millard Fellowship in 1999 and a National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship in 1997.

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